Pool Chemical Leaks
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When you take a dip in a pool, the last thing you should worry about is being burned. Unfortunately, many recreational pools in resorts or public areas do not always properly maintain conditions and fail to provide a safe swimming environment for guests. Pools need constant upkeep and continuous maintenance treatment. Chlorine, the chemical added to eliminate impurities and prevent illnesses and outbreaks, is a necessity, however, improper use of this chemical can also cause serious injuries.
If exposure is high enough, chlorine can cause chemical burns through either direct contact or chlorine gas vapors. High exposure can cause breathing issues, burning in the eyes or throat, skin irritation, stomach issues, or chemical pneumonia. Chlorine is highly corrosive and can cause significant damage to a person’s skin.
Public pool owners, managers, and pool personnel are expected to closely regulate chemical levels to prevent such leaks from occurring and should be held liable for their negligence. Unfortunately, pool chemical leaks are a common occurrence. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), pool chemical leaks lead to about 4,500 U.S. emergency department visits each year. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured from a pool chemical leak, contact the Potts Law Firm at 888.902.6245 for a free consultation. You may be entitled to injury compensation.
- Actual damages
- Loss of income
- Loss of earning capacity
- Consequential damages
- Attorney fees
- Court costs
Unfortunately, a significant portion of swimming pool accidents are caused by improper chemical treatment handling and upkeep.
The following are the most common ways incidents occur:
• Using improper pool chemicals or too high of a dose
• Using an insufficient amount of chemicals needed for the pool
• Improper chemical storage by employees with lack of safety training
• Accidental ingestion of high level of chemicals in pool
• Breathing difficulties
• Stomach pain
• Coughing, vomiting, fever, and diarrhea
• Eye irritation
• Chemical pneumonia from inhaling dangerous fumes
• Blistering or burning sensations in mouth or throat
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